Author Topic: Vir Unis - Reissues of Pulse n Atmo and Live at Gathering 23 [AtmoWorks]  (Read 2801 times)


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AtmoWorks has two reissues of albums from 2001 now available for download.

Vir Unis - Pulse n Atmo


1 Ghost in the Bubble
2 Doppleganger
3 Spoon Bender
4 Black Locust Beach
5 Good Morning Blowfish
6 Mind Blink Bike Ride
7 Rinse
8 Alpha State
9 Logan
10 Tweak the Pulse
11 Transmission at Banner Marsh
12 We Are the Sun's Dream

Pulse n Atmo, originally released on Groove Unlimited in 2001, is now available at AtmoWorks as a high quality download MP3 (320K) with new artwork.  Predating Blood Machine, with Steve Roach, by mere months, Pulse n Atmo is a work that is in the vein of the elegant futurism explored by both Roach and Vir Unis in their trilogy of Body Electric, Light Fantastic, and Blood Machine.  Pulse n Atmo is an exploration in pulse, texture, and atmosphere.  Using these basic elements, Vir Unis creates an album that is unique and stands on its own, while still connected to all the frenetic work going on at the time.  Aeonian Glow was released around this time as well, so there’s an interesting dichotomy between his more atmospheric albums and these rhythm driven pulse works.  Pulse n Atmo displays a delicate balance between these two seemingly parallel worlds.

Vir Unis - Live at Gathering 23


1 An Opening Occurs
2 Appoaching the Portal
3 Finding the Center
4 Transient Light
5 Passage
6 Return

Released originally on Space For Music, Live at Gathering 23 is a recording of a performance by Vir Unis in Philadelphia in March of 2001.  The Gathering Concert series is really a very special event, hosted by Chuck van Zyl with sonic support by Art Cohen.  Chuck has hosted this event for well over 20 years and has numerous artists in this space, creating some very interesting electronic music.  This performance was captured live on digital tape inside St. Mary’s Cathedral, so there’s incredible ambience in the recording and a special warm atmospheric texture.  It was an honor for Vir Unis to perform for such a special group of people that support this music very well and for many years.  This feeling resonates throughout the entire recording.  New album artwork also!

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